Learn to create cool characters in the style of manga, the Japanese cartooning craze. This easy-to-follow guide takes you from the basic shapes that serve as building blocks to dynamic finished figures. An introductory section covers artists' materials and explains the techniques behind illustrating faces, body types, and movement. Additional chapters provide two-color, step-by-step directions for drawing an assortment of wide-eyed teenage heroes, monstrous villains, and supernatural animals — 25 in all. A concluding chapter offers suggestions for using your newly acquired drawing skills to illustrate the story of a dramatic battle between the forces of good and evil.